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Artboards Are Finally Coming To Photoshop, And They’re Going to Change Everything

Kevin Whipps April 5, 2024 · 2 min read

Adobe is hard at work on the latest update to Photoshop, the aptly titled Photoshop CC 2015, and with it comes a new feature: artboards. Think of an artboard similar to how you use it in Illustrator; it’s a collection of layers that you use as a base for your project. But with Photoshop CC 2015, things step up a bit, and now you can produce multiple artboards – all of them complete with their own layers, smart objects, and so on – that can all be tweaked and changed simultaneously.
Ultimately, this is going to change the way you organize your Photoshop documents. As shown in the video below, a designer creates an iPhone app layout using traditional Photoshop techniques, and then changes it up by introducing artboards. Once one artboard is done, he duplicates it by option-dragging it across. Now there are two artboards, but unlike in Illustrator, these artboards both share the same screen. Plus, you can move objects between them, and not only does Photoshop CC 2015 figure out how to crop and set the images behind the borders of the artboard, but it switches artboards depending on where the object is placed.
Seriously, this is some pretty amazing stuff. But don’t just take my word for it, go out and check out the video!


Kevin Whipps is a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When he’s not working on one of the many projects in his queue, he’s looking for fun and irreverent things online to share with his friends.

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